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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:51:12 +0100
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Dear all,

This studio/workshop at TEI2016 is intended for researchers and designers
who are interested in building responsive and interactive environments.

Hope to see you in Eindhoven!

Call for participation:
Developing Responsive and Interactive Environments with the ROSS Toolkit

1 day Studio/Workshop @TEI2016, Eindhoven 14th February 2016
by Andrea Bellucci, Aneesh P. Tarun, Ahmed S. Arif and Ali Mazalek


TEI researchers/designers might be discouraged from building complex
interactive environments by the required high technical knowledge. In this
studio/workshop, we present the ROSS Toolkit that offers tools to
abstract/automate low-level programming of technical details, thereby
simplifying the design and programming of interactions between
heterogeneous networked devices. Participants will be first introduced to
the toolkit functionality to cope with different technical issues. In a
second part, they will experiment with the toolkit by developing use cases
of increasing complexity that will involve off-the-shelf devices,
interactive surfaces and custom-made tangible artifacts. We expect people
to learn what are the opportunities and challenges for the development of
responsive and interactive environments. The studio/workshop will foster a
practical exploration that lead into a reflective discussion into the
following topics:

1. What functionality are required for rapidly programming and to try out
many different alternatives of multi-device interactions,

2. What combinations of different programming approaches effectively make
it easy for novices to get started but also possible for experts to work on
increasingly sophisticated projects, and

3. Can the proposed toolkit facilitate the development of a wide range of
different types of projects?

*Audience and Background*

This tutorial is intended for researchers and designers who are interested
in building responsive and interactive environments. Some knowledge of
HTML5 and JavaScript would be a plus. Participants are expected to bring
their own laptops for design and development. No position paper/abstract is

*Studio/Workshop structure*

Our Studio/Workshop will go through two main phases that will be held in
the morning and afternoon of 14th Feb. In the morning, participants will be
introduced to the topics of the Studio/Workshop: (1) responsive and
interactive environments and interaction infrastructures and (2) the ROSS
Toolkit. In the afternoon, they will use the toolkit to develop use cases
and, at the end, there will be a discussion to break down how can we design
a toolkit to simplify the development of responsive and interactive
environments by TEI researchers/designers with different backgrounds and
programming expertise.

For the full schedule please visit the s/w website:


*Important Dates*
TEI’16 early registration deadline: December 23, 2015
Workshop: February 14th, 2016
To sign up for the s/w please go here:



Andrea Bellucci, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Aneesh P. Tarun, Ryerson University, Canada

Ahmed S. Arif, Ryerson University, Canada

Ali Mazalek, Ryerson Univeristy, Canada


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Andrea Bellucci,

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Avda. de la Universidad, 30
28911 - Leganés (Madrid), Spain
Office: 2.2.B.15
Phone: 916249145

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